Necklace with Pendant

A work made of gold, garnet, and emerald.
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  • A work made of gold, garnet, and emerald.

Date:

2nd/3rd century AD

Artist:

Roman; probably Egypt

About this artwork

This choker-length necklace is comprised of a braided gold chain with a single emerald pendant. The flower shaped closure is adorned with a garnet, and would have been a lovely flourish when the wearer swept her hair up into one of the many intricate hairstyle popular at the time.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Necklace with Pendant

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

101 AD–300 AD

Medium

Gold, garnet, and emerald

Dimensions

L. 35.6 cm (14 in.) (with clasp); pendant: h. 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.266

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